Malavika Kapur is a clinical psychologist working with children. She is a visiting professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Daughter of renowned Kannada writer and Jnanpith Award winner Shivarama Karanth, Malavika has several books and national and international publications to her credit. She is a prolific reader with deep interest in the performing arts. She is an inveterate traveler and loves trekking in the Himalayan foothills.